Indian student stabbed in US gym, given zero chance of survival

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A 24-year-old Indian student, T Varun Tej, is battling for life in the US state of Indiana after a man stabbed him in the head at a public gym. The suspect, Jordan Andrade, has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery.

Andrade told police that he stabbed Varun because he believed Varun was going to assassinate him. However, other gym-goers described Varun as someone who generally kept to himself and was quiet and reserved.

Varun is currently in critical condition and has reportedly been given a zero to five percent chance of survival. His family is urging the Indian government to provide better treatment for him.

Timeline of events

  • Sunday morning: Varun is stabbed in the head by Andrade at Planet Fitness Club in Valparaiso, Indiana.
  • Sunday morning: Varun is taken to a Fort Wayne hospital due to the severity of his injury.
  • Sunday morning: Andrade is arrested by Valparaiso Police.
  • Wednesday afternoon: Andrade is scheduled to make an initial appearance on the charges before Porter Superior Court Judge.

Investigation

The Valparaiso Police Department is still investigating the motive for the attack. It is unclear why Andrade believed that Varun was going to assassinate him.

Varun’s condition

Varun is currently in critical condition and has reportedly been given a zero to five percent chance of survival. He is being treated at a Fort Wayne hospital.

Support for Varun and his family

Varun’s family is urging the Indian government to provide better treatment for him. They have also set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for his medical expenses.

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